Westfield Animal Shelter
It's summer time! Make sure you are keeping your pets cool and happy!
The shelter will be closed Saturday, July 30th so the staff and volunteers can help out at the 10th Annual Wheels and Whiskers Car Show at the Westfield Fairgrounds! The shelter will be open again on Monday, August 1st at noon.
Animal Control Office & Shelter Location
178 Apremont Way
The shelter is located directly across the street from Barnes Airport. Please see the map at the bottom of this site.
Hours of Operation
The shelter will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 30, 2016 so that our volunteers and staff can help out at the 10th Annual Wheels & Whiskers Car Show at the Westfield Fair Grounds! The shelter will be open again on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12 noon.
Monday through Saturday:
12:00 pm.-4:00 pm.
Email: Click here to contact Margaret Terkelsen, Assistant Animal Control Operations Manager
Strays change daily, so click below to see a list of what animals are available for adoption. We will keep this list as updated as possible.
Adoption fees are $165.00 for all dogs and $110.00 for cats.
All of our adopted animals are spayed or neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, blood tested, and microchipped.
Any dog being adopted over the age of 6 months must also obtain a dog license.
Dog Licenses are available at the Westfield Animal Shelter (178 Apremont Way, Westfield). Massachusetts General Law (MGL) requires that all dogs over 6 months of age be licensed yearly. Dog licenses are also a great means of identification and can be traced 24 hours a day 7 days a week by either Animal Control or the Police Department.
License costs are $15.00 for dogs that have been spayed or neutered, or $30.00 if they are not.
Please bring proof of a current rabies vaccine and proof of neutering or spaying with you when licensing your dog.
Per MGL Chapter 140 and the City of Westfield's ordinances, if your dog has been picked up by Animal Control, you must show proof of a current rabies vaccine and a current city dog license to claim your dog from the shelter.
If you have lost a pet, please call the animal control office as soon as possible at 413.564.3129 . Stray dogs are held at the shelter for 7 days. There is no legal hold period for stray cats. We generally hold stray cats for 3 days before moving forward with adoptions. Owners will be responsible to pay fines/fees associated with the the impoundment of their animal.
Monetary donations for the Westfield Animal Shelter can be mailed to the shelter with attention to Lori Charette, Operations Manager. Please make checks payable to, "The Westfield Animal Shelter Gift Account". If you would like a list of items the shelter needs, please stop by the shelter or contact us. Any donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA 01085 during our business hours or by making special arrangements.
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